• What Does “College Ready” Mean?

    Author: Cory Tressler When you think about a high school student being college ready, what do you think about? Perhaps a list of their completed courses, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and participation in athletics or clubs come to mind as important aspects of college readiness? Let’s dig a...

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  • The Liberal Arts: Always a Story to Tell

    By Lucy Langworthy Our story began in the summer of 2014. That summer, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) embarked upon two monumental tasks: the hiring of 47 fulltime college advisors and the adoption of data analytics software (the Student Success Collaborative – SSC). The reason: to...

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  • Some of These Things are Not Like the Others: CBE in Higher Ed and K12

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks on January 23, 2017. This is the beginning of a four-part reflection on the relationship between competency-based education in institutions of higher education and K12. To distinguish between the two sectors, IHE-CBE and...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: The Urgent Present and Imminent Future

    The ELI Annual Meeting is in full swing, here in Houston, Texas. Our community of 500+ attendees has once again selected the Key Issues in Teaching and Learning and we’re learning, networking, and exchanging information on those issues together as we always do. We’re also under tornado...

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  • Reflections on iPASS: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

    By Rosalind Ong De Trevino, Project Coordinator, Office of Information Technology and Nicole Duff, Communications Specialist, Office of Information Technology 2016 was filled with opportunities for transformation for advising, involvement from faculty, and increased support for students. We...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Reimagining the Role of Technology

    Higher education in the United States: It’s a system steeped in tradition. Its history predates the Constitution. Its reputation has led the world. From the first colonial colleges to the growth of the university model, from land grant universities and the GI Bill to open access...

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  • Competency-Based Education Gains Momentum

    This is the second post in a new series reflecting on a variety of both emerging and established areas where K-12 and higher education appear to be at a confluence.   We’re examining competency-based education (CBE), an approach that has been celebrated for its customization and...

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  • Joe Murphy: On Professional Development, Teaching and Virtually Connecting

    “So a music professor and a chemistry professor are trading teaching tips, and…” Sound like the beginning of a joke? At Kenyon College, the only thing funny about faculty interaction across disciplines, perhaps, is how swiftly it’s taken hold. (Academia doesn’t...

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  • Get More Traction for Your Awesome Universal Design for Learning Program, Part II

    By Thomas J. Tobin In my first post, we explored the origins of UDL and some misconceptions at both an individual and a system-wide level about equating UDL with providing accommodations. Let’s begin by reframing UDL away from disability and situate it in a neutral narrative we’re all...

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  • Get More Traction for Your Awesome Universal Design for Learning Program, Part I

    By Thomas J. Tobin Meet Katie Katie was, until recently, a university student. Ever since she was little, Katie wanted to be an elementary-school teacher. When she was a first-semester junior, one of her professors came to me with a puzzle: “I have a student who I just know is...

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